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Mosquitos, certain kinds of ticks will likely emerge unfazed by heavy snowfall, bitter cold

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Maureen McCollum, Wisconsin Public Radio

The long, cold winter may not have had as big of an impact on certain insects as people hoped for.

There are reports that the extreme winter killed off a portion of invasive insects, like the emerald ash borer, but other pests, like mosquitoes and ticks, are more adapted to Wisconsin’s climate and likely survived the brutal temperatures.

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